A quick-thinking Amazon driver in Las Vegas came to the rescue of a 19-year-old and her dog when they were attacked by a larger dog.
According to a KABC news report, the incident was captured on a doorbell camera on Dec. 13. The homeowner, a local real estate agent, who was showing homes at the time, said his Ring alert went off while he was working.
Amazon Driver to the Rescue in Frightening Dog Attack
Michael Ray said he watched the incident unfold before his very eyes. The video showed his daughter Lauren coming out of the home to greet a dog that was loose. That’s when her dog, a 9-year-old cocker spaniel, bolted out of the house. The larger dog immediately started to attack the smaller one, at which point Lauren Ray scooped up her small dog in her arms.
But the large dog continued to attack the two as she screamed for help. That’s when an Amazon driver rushed to their aid, literally stepping in and putting herself in front of the aggressive dog until both Lauren and her dog could run back into the house. Michael Ray posted about the incident on social media expressing his gratitude toward the good Samaritan delivery driver, saying she could have easily stayed back after seeing how aggressive the dog was acting.
Thanks to the driver’s quick thinking, both Lauren Ray and her dog escaped without injury, her dad said. According to local media, the Ray family was able to track down the heroic Amazon driver and thank her with a bouquet of flowers.
We also commend the Amazon driver for her bravery and quick thinking. Without her intervention, there’s no telling how seriously Lauren Ray and her little dog may have been injured.
Dog Attack Liability
Under California’s strict liability statute, dog owners are responsible for the actions of their pets. In this case, it is not known if the dog had an owner or had escaped from its owner’s yard. Under the law, dog owners can be held financially responsible for the injuries, damages, and losses caused as a result of the attack. In some cases, criminal charges may also be filed.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog attack, an experienced California dog bite attorney can help you seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, cost of rehabilitation, cosmetic surgery to repair scars, and pain and suffering.